A clear, written understanding of requirements is an essential starting point for getting a website that fits with your business model, aesthetic appeal & budget.

 

This is a guide to help you articulate and organise your grand vision into something that a Web Agency can use to provide an accurate quote for your unique requirements.

 

Before you go crazy ticking everything on the list like you have just found yourself without your kids & pockets full of cash in K-Mart just pause for thought;

 

If you know your budget is tight ‘Focus on the critical few, not the trivial many.’

 

With most website builders you can add on additional functions as you go. Make sure you have the end goal in mind as it is being built to accommodate any major changes down the track.

 

I’ve been a full time business owner for 15 years and I can tell you this one self governing rule that has kept me from throwing it in during the tough times & going back to work for someone else’s dream.

 

Just start with what you need, you don’t need to know all the steps in front of you.

 

There has never been a better time to start a website. They are more user friendly & accessible to make than ever. The problem however with so many options is that it can be overwhelming. There are endless bright, shiny functions & features, new ones almost everyday that can distract you from getting your project off the ground.

Whether you are using a web developer or you are going for a DIY option, this guide will help you start with a solid foundation & avoid wasting time & money on things you don’t need.

 

 

 

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